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Old 04-13-2013, 06:33 PM
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Front BRAKES Won't hold

Hello all,
I have a 1966 Lincoln Continental that I am trying to get up and running..more like trying to get it to stop. My issue, Just replaced the front calipers, the rear brakes, master cylinder, and both wheel cylinders. The problem I am facing now is after bleeding the system, only the rear brakes hold. Fluid is getting into the calipers,because when I bled them,the fluid was clear and flowing.
With the pedal pressed all the way down, I can still turn the wheel by hand...even when I have the vehicle running.
At this point any help/advice will be welcomed

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Did you bleed the MC before you installed it?
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Yes, Bled the master cylinder before, during and even after. Even started to look at the metering valve below the master cylinder.
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OK...You are talking about front calipers. I am pretty sure a 66 Lincoln didnt come with front disk brakes, so I figure its aftermarket. Are you sure you have the correct proportioning valve etc to do this one your car?
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It's actually not an aftermarket upgrade, it came with front disk brakes.
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Yes, Bled the master cylinder before, during and even after. Even started to look at the metering valve below the master cylinder.
IMO, it sounds like you're on the right track in suspecting the proportioning valve.

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Thanks I hope so.
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